Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Yesterday's mail brought me, yet again, a reminder that you should never delay letting someone know you care about them.
I mailed a birthday card to a dear woman I met a few years ago when hubby and I were delivering for Meals On Wheels in Juneau, AK. She would have been 95 on August 28. I did not see her or her daughter when I was in Juneau last month because I got too busy.
Margaret died on August 12. I was in Juneau and could have seen her and given support to her daughter Helen if I had just made the time. Last year I took the time (30 - 45 minutes) to stop by and it was wonderful chatting and catching up with them. I know they enjoyed the visit as much as I did.
I won't beat myself up over it, but I will always know that I did not give all I could have for them. They are wonderful folk and I will miss Margaret's sweet face next year when I visit her daughter on my trip to Juneau.
There is one photo in my scrapbook of me with Margaret and Helen. I will always remember Margaret as I see her there. She was full of P&V, even at 93. You can see the twinkle in her eye! She will be there in heaven when I go and I know she will be as welcoming then as she always was here on earth.
I love you Margaret. Hugs *S*